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Women and the Glass Ceiling

nteresting piece in the NYTimes. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html I’ve now gotten through the two courses Jordan Peterson has on line. In this video he goes into a lot of the work he’d done in corporate hiring and the psychological instruments he developed to … Continue reading

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Right Wing Civil Religion is not dead

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/worshiping-america-first-baptist-dallas-trump/  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2017/07/02/make-america-great-now-ccli-licensed-christian-worship-song/ I’m certainly not. the Hoeksema piece is a good one. It teases out a lot of the nuances and complexities that leaders have to navigate. Did Hoeksema do the right thing? http://www.swierenga.com/DisloyalDutch_pap.html I was thinking that “well-behaved men seldom … Continue reading

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Guns Germs and Steel and Absalom

I mentioned last week I finished up Guns, Germs and Steel. It’s a book well worth reading. NG did a series on it a number of years ago that you can find pirated on YouTube. The premise of the book … Continue reading

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God is both more exclusive and more tolerant that we are or imagine is moral

Our theological heritage has a sort of contradictory position with respect to sin and toleration. On one hand we embrace the antithesis which is actually, ironically being argued by both sides here. Those arguing for banishing complementarianism are coming out strong … Continue reading

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Learning from the Reform movements of the 1840s and 50s to gain perspective on today’s culture war

Prompted by that New Yorker piece on the Utopians I picked up a book on the Oneida community written by a descendant if its founder. https://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Free-Utopia-Well-Set-Table-ebook/dp/B0140PFNVQ It is a fascinating read on many levels. The “burned over district”  produced some … Continue reading

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The Day the Donald Broke the Twitter

In case you’re living under a right wing rock… https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html It’s been a free-for-all. My favorite tweet was this one. https://twitter.com/micahjmurray/status/784509361733251072/photo/1 Russell Moore reposted his NYTimes piece from last year. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/opinion/have-evangelicals-who-support-trump-lost-their-values.html In the middle of this the evangelical sub-conversation is … Continue reading

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Bonobos in the NYT, Elizabeth Gilbert and Natural Law

I opened up the NY Times website this morning and read a fascinating article on Bonobos. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/science/bonobos-apes-matriarchy.html I like science pieces and enjoy learning about primates but the fascination goes beyond this. Is this just a science piece? Why the … Continue reading

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